Gowdy: House Intel Committee ONLY looking at​ ‘maybe five’ FBI officials, NOT entire bureau (Video)

(National SentinelPolitical Motivations: Retiring South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said on Sunday that the House Intelligence Committee, which he sits on, is not looking at the entire FBI for political abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Two days after the panel released the scandalous FISA memo detailing serial abuses of the court in politicized pursuit of a surveillance warrant to spy on a Trump campaign official, Gowdy hinted that the House committee may only be investigating as many as five FBI officials.

“I have tremendous respect for the bureau, there are 30,000 employees, let’s assume that there are five that engaged in conduct that we have questions about,” Gowdy said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” Sunday.

He also said that the partisan tone of the investigation has become a big problem, adding that he hopes the release of the four-page FISA memo is just a “one-off.”

“I hope this is a one-off, that Congress takes this position but also hope it’s a one-off that a [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] application contains errors and product that is funded by a political opponent. I hope that is a one-off,” he said.

That doesn’t appear to be the case, however. Multiple reports over the weekend suggest that more memos showing more politicized abuse by various government agencies under the Obama administration are forthcoming.

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Trey Gowdy RESIGNING from Congress: Here’s his full statement

(National SentinelDeparture: Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a reliably conservative voice in Congress, becomes the latest Republican to announce his retirement from elected office.

In a statement to the press and constituents, Gowdy said he was appreciative of his time in office and wanted to announce his retirement early enough to give the GOP time to find and field a good candidate.

Gowdy said he would be returning “to the justice system.” He served as a federal prosecutor before running for office.

Here is his full statement:

“Words cannot adequately express my gratitude to the people of South Carolina for the privilege of representing them in the House of Representatives. The Upstate of South Carolina has an incredible depth and breadth of assets including numerous women and men capable of representing us. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to serve in the People’s House and—prior to Congress—to advocate on behalf of justice in our court systems.

I will not be filing for re-election to Congress nor seeking any other political or elected office; instead I will be returning to the justice system. Whatever skills I may have are better utilized in a courtroom than in Congress, and I enjoy our justice system more than our political system. As I look back on my career, it is the jobs that both seek and reward fairness that are most rewarding.

There is no perfect time to make this announcement, but with filing opening in six weeks, it is important to give the women and men in South Carolina who might be interested in serving ample time to reflect on the decision.

To my wife, Terri, and our two children, Watson and Abigail: thank you for all you sacrificed, missed, or did alone so I could serve as both a prosecutor and a member of the House.

To my parents and my three sisters: thank you for having confidence in me and high expectations for me, even when I did not.

To the women and men I worked with at the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the United States District Court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the 7th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, and in Congress: thank you for the texture, depth and joy you added to life.

To the law enforcement officers and victims of crime: thank you for personifying courage.

To those across South Carolina and our country who, over the past 7 years, have expressed words of encouragement, accountability and even criticism: thank you. All are needed for those in public service.

The book of Ecclesiastes teaches us there is a time and a season for all things. There is a time to start and a time to end. There is a time to come and a time to go. This is the right time, for me, to leave politics and return to the justice system.”

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Gowdy: ‘FIX was IN’ to clear HILLARY no matter what she did, as newly released texts PROVE

(National SentinelExonerate: During a Thursday evening appearance on Fox News‘ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said newly revealed texts between anti-Trump FBI officials Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page show that “the fix was in” to clear Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing involving her mishandling of classified information.

In a text released to the public, Page, in reference to Clinton, wrote to Strzok, “One more thing: she might be our next president. The last thing you need us going in there loaded for bear. You think she’s going to remember or care that it was more doj than fbi?”

He responded, “I called Bill and relayed what we discussed. He agrees. I will email you and [redacted] same” — in which he appears to be saying he contacted Hillary’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, about the case.

The messages were exchanged during the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s use of an unsecured private email server while serving as Obama’s secretary of state.

“This, I think is the unvarnished truth of how they viewed both her, him and the investigation and how they wanted it to turn out,” Gowdy said.

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“Keep in mind, Tucker, all of this is done before she was ever interviewed. So the fix was in. Unfortunately, before they even interviewed the target of the investigation.”

Tucker responded: “What does it tell you about what they thought of Hillary Clinton? They believed, if she became president she would punish our chief law enforcement agency for investigating her. What does that say about their view of her? Or their understanding of her?”

It’s either that, or I think another reasonable construction is she’d award the DOJ, thinking it was more DOJ lawyers that concluded she should not be charged as opposed to the FBI,” Gowdy said.

“And that’s actually how I read it–that she would give more credit to the Department of Justice–you know, keep in mind, reading these texts, it doesn’t appear that anyone wanted her charged, before they even know what she was going to say.

“I read that to be, they were concerned the DOJ would get the credit for taking care of her more than the bureau would,” he said.

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White House: ‘Prez DOES NOT have to approve’ release of BOMBSHELL FISA memo

(National SentinelRelease: The White House pushed back on Wednesday against claims that only President Donald J. Trump has the authority to declassify an “explosive” “FISA memo” that reportedly contains extensive abuse of FISA authority within the FBI, deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told WMAL.

“We don’t have to approve it. They have the right to de-classify the document,” Gidley told Daily Caller editorial director Vince Coglianese and WMAL host, citing “legal minds” consulted by the executive branch.

The memo was written by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and others including Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. The contents of the memo contain classified information that was obtained from the FBI and the Justice Department.

“The document allegedly contains proof that the Obama administration abused its authority to obtain surveillance warrants on members of the 2016 Trump campaign,” The Daily Caller reported.

President Trump can object to the memo’s release, but he doesn’t have to approve it. House rules allow the intelligence panel to declassify it on a majority vote in the public interest.

Several House Republicans have said they want to see it released to the public. Some, including Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, believe its contents are so explosive some people “will go to jail.”

“I believe this will not end just with firings. I believe there are people who will go to jail. I was very persuaded by the evidence,” he said last week.

Fox News contributor Sara Carter, the contents of the memo are so “explosive” that it could lead to the end of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian collusion probe.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, in discussing the revelations contained in the memo, added: “This should never happen in a country like America.”

Commenting on the memo, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday the White House supports “full transparency, and we believe that that’s at the House Intel Committee to make that decision at this point.”

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Is there new evidence Comey LIED in sworn testimony to CONGRESS over scandalous TRUMP probe?

(National SentinelConflict: During sworn testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee June 8, 2017, after he’d been fired by President Donald J. Trump, former FBI Director James Comey testified that he had only had two interactions with President Obama.

One, he said, was an hour-long conversation with Obama on policing, law enforcement and race. The other was a “brief” encounter to say goodbye on Obama’s way out the door, according to published testimony.

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SEN. MARK WARNER (D-VA): And so in all your experience, this was the only president that you felt like in every meeting you needed to document because at some point, using your words, he might put out a non-truthful representation of that meeting.

COMEY: That’s right, senator. As I said, as FBI director I interacted with President Obama, I spoke only twice in three years, and didn’t document it. When I was Deputy Attorney General I had a one one-on-one with President Bush been I sent an email to my staff but I didn’t feel with president bush the need to document it in that I way. Again, because of the combination of those factors, just wasn’t present with either President Bush or President Obama.

…SEN. MARTIN HEINRICH (D-NM): Mr. Comey, prior to January 27th of this year, have you ever had a one-on-one meeting or a private dinner with a president of the United States?

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COMEY: No. Dinner, no. I had two one-on-ones with President Obama. One to talk about law enforcement issues, law enforcement and race, which was an important topic throughout for me and for the president. Then once very briefly for him to say goodbye.

But on Monday night during an interview with Fox News, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Rep. John Radcliffe, R-Texas, appeared with host Martha McCallum to discuss some of what they discovered after reviewing 50,000 text messages exchanged between anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page.

Among those, Gowdy said, was a message exchange discussing Comey’s plans to “brief the president” about an ongoing investigation close to the November 2016 election.

“And I saw an interesting text that Director Comey was going to update the President of the United States about an investigation,” Gowdy said.

“I don’t know if it was an Hillary Clinton investigation because that had been reopened in the fall of 2016 or whether it was the Trump investigation. I just find it interesting that the head of the FBI was gonna update the President of the United States who at that point would have been President Obama,” he said.

Nowhere in the published transcript of Comey’s testimony does he mention briefing Obama about an ongoing investigation.

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Gowdy to Mueller: ‘Don’t build case’ against TRUMP based on Steve Bannon statements (Video)

(National SentinelUnbelievable: South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy on Wednesday said during an interview with Fox News‘ Martha McCallum that former top White House political adviser Steve Bannon has a “credibility problem.”

As such, Gowdy warned special counsel Robert Mueller to avoid using his past criticisms of President Donald J. Trump, his son Donald Jr., and other members of the Trump campaign to build a case against them regarding alleged Russian collusion.

Gowdy was basing his statements on testimony Bannon, former head of Breitbart News, gave to the House Intelligence Committee, on which Gowdy sits, earlier this week.

“I think the only thing dangerous for President Trump or his campaign is credible evidence,” Gowdy said.

“This is the same witness that said there was a zero percent chance that the Russian lawyer wasn’t walked up to Trump, and when he was asked what that evidence was, he came up with nothing,” he added.

“This is the same witness that said that members of the president’s family committed acts of treason,” Gowdy noted further.

“So he’s got a credibility issue. If they’re hinging the entire case on Steve Bannon‘s credibility, good luck to the prosecution.”

Bannon testified for some 10 hours on Tuesday, refusing to answer many of the panel’s questions, much to their chagrin.

At one point, according to one report, Gowdy himself grilled Bannon over why he would say things about the Trump campaign and campaign team to Michael Wolff, author of the highly controversial new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” but not answer lawmakers’ questions.

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Trey Gowdy RIPS suspected LEAKER Adam Schiff over outrageous claim of Trump-Russia collusion (Video)

(National SentinelHot Under The Collar: On Sunday, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., tore into House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., during an appearance on Fox News, heavily criticizing the process of the committee’s ongoing probe into suspected “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia.

In an interview with Maria Bartiromo, Gowdy said that Schiff, who is also under suspicion for leaking details of the committee’s proceedings, has made several unsubstantiated claims regarding the collusion narrative in order to help his bid for the U.S. Senate.

“How long is this going to go on? Because we still haven’t had any evidence of any collusion,” Bartiromo said.

“When is it appropriate for [special counsel] Bob Mueller to come out and say, yes, definitively there’s no collusion here, but what I have uncovered is collusion at the top of the FBI between FBI leadership and Hillary Clinton?” she pressed.

At that, Gowdy ripped Schiff.

“Well Maria some of my Democratic colleagues, namely Adam Schiff, said he had evidence, more than circumstantial evidence of collusion, before the investigation even began so keep that in mind,” Gowdy said.

“The ranking Democrat on the House Intel Committee (Schiff) had evidence of collusion before we interviewed our very first witness!” Gowdy continued.

“Almost 60 Democrats voted to move forward with impeachment. Already!” Gowdy said incredulously.

“Before Bob Mueller’s released a single finding, before the House Intelligence or Senate Intelligence Committees have released a single, solitary finding, almost 60 House Democrats think the president ought to be removed from office and Adam Schiff says he has evidence of collusion,” Gowdy said as Maria Bartiromo shook her her head.

Gowdy went on, pointing out that there are still several witnesses who need to be interviewed to which Bartiromo replied, “That is infuriating”.

“Well, it’s only infuriating if you have high expectations,” Gowdy replied.

The South Carolina Republican then hit Schiff for grandstanding ahead of an expected bid for Sen. Dianne Feinstein amid rumors she may not run for reelection.

Schiff has continued to claim that there is evidence of collusion between President Donald J. Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government, but so far no evidence has been produced to support the allegation despite more than a year’s worth of investigating by the FBI, Justice Department, and several congressional committees.

When he has been pressured to cite the evidence, Schiff falls back on allegations that have already been vetted publicly, critics note.

“You can’t have confidence” in the findings of the ongoing House Intelligence Committee “investigation when the ranking Democrat prejudges it before we’ve interviewed your very first witness,” an exasperated Gowdy said, in reference to Schiff.

Here is the exchange between Bartiromo and Gowdy:

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PREDICTION: Rep. Gowdy believes deputy director McCabe will be FIRED in a week

(National SentinelDraining the Swamp: Rep. Trey Gowdy made a prediction Thursday evening that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who has recently been swept up in controversy, will be out of a job by next week.

During an appearance on Fox News, the South Carolina Republican said he believes McCabe will be fired before his scheduled appearance before a House committee next week.

“I’ll be a little bit surprised if he is still an employee of the FBI this time next week,” Gowdy told Fox News when asked his thoughts on McCabe’s upcoming hearing.

McCabe abruptly canceled a scheduled appearance before the House Intelligence Committee earlier this week.

A text exchange in August 2016 between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who were romantically involved with each other, appears to implicate McCabe in a plot to prevent then-GOP nominee Donald J. Trump from becoming president.

Sources told Fox News reporter Chad Pergram that they though McCabe canceled over fears he would be asked about recently-demoted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr’s wife, who worked for Democratic opposition research firm Fusion GPS last year during the presidential campaigns.

Fusion is responsible for the creation of the now-discredited “Trump dossier” which alleged Trump campaign ties to Russian government officials.

“FBI’s McCabe was expected to appear before Hse to Intel Cmte Tues. Now told he’s not coming. Expect subpoenas to compel McCabe to appear this wk. Source: “McCabe has an Ohr problem,” tweeted Pergram.

McCabe’s appearance was rescheduled for Dec. 19.

“We have a commitment, again, that McCabe is going to show up next Tuesday [Dec. 19] at 2:00,” Rep. Devin Nunes told Fox News.

“[S]o we will be following up with letters … if none of that is followed up with, then we will move forward with contempt and we will issue additional subpoenas,” added Nunes.

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Gowdy SLAMS special counsel probe as obviously BIASED (Video)

(National SentinelNot-so-Special Counsel: Rep. Trey Gowdy blasted special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia-Trump collusion investigation as obviously biased as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the man who appointed Mueller, testified Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee.

“The reason we have special counsel is because of a conflict of interest,” the South Carolina Republican said. “We don’t like conflicts of interest because it undermines people’s confidence in both the process and the result.”

“And then, lo and behold, those that are supposed to make sure there are no conflicts of interest seem to have a bit of their own,” Gowdy noted further.

The congressman then proceeded to list various conflicts that have been reported thus far within the special counsel’s office.

They include a prosecutor who sent a “fawning email” to a fact witness, a top investigator who sent pro-Hillary and anti-Trump text messages, a prosecutor who attended Clinton’s election night party, and FBI officials who have connections to Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that produced the infamous “Trump dossier.”

He noted that citizens in his district aren’t going to be asking him about various pieces of legislation that Congress passed this week or the terrorist attack in New York City, “they’re going to be asking me, ‘What the hell’s going on in the Department of Justice?'”

“The statute itself” governing special counsels “specifically references conflicts of interest,” Gowdy noted.

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Mueller to announce first indictment Monday in Trump ‘collusion’ probe

(National SentinelTeam Trump: Special counsel Robert Mueller is set to announce the first indictment in his probe of alleged “collusion” between members of the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s election on Monday, two sources leaked to NBC News.

The sources did not disclose who was set to be indicted or the nature of the charges but did confirm that the announcement would be made tomorrow.

On Friday, CNN was the first to report the Mueller’s office was set to announce its first indictment in the probe in what appeared to be a targeted leak to a friendly news outlet. CNN has been reliably ant-Trump administration throughout President Donald J. Trump’s short tenure.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, slammed the leaks, saying that it was obvious someone “violated their oath” of secrecy.

“In the only conversation I’ve had with Robert Mueller, I stressed to him the importance of cutting out the leaks,” Gowdy told “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s kind of ironic that the people charged with investigating the law and the violations of the law would violate the law.”

Gowdy, himself a former federal prosecutor, added: “Make no mistake, disclosing grand jury material is a violation of the law. Somebody violated their oath of secrecy.”

The charges come as calls came last week for Mueller, a former FBI director, to resign. Mueller was head of the bureau when it discovered evidence that Russian operatives were violating laws against racketeering via money laundering and bribery as they worked to get the sale of a Canadian firm company with uranium holdings in the U.S. approved. The company, Uranium One, was eventually sold to Russian state-owned nuclear company Rosatom, which gained control over 20 percent of all strategic U.S. uranium in the deal.

The sale was approved by the Obama administration, which went ahead despite the FBI’s discovery of law-breaking. Reports noted that Mueller failed to notify Congress of the bureau’s findings.

Fox News also reported that Mueller’s investigatory tactics have also been called into question. During a raid by the FBI in July of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s Virginia home,  a source close to the investigation told Fox News at the time the scope of the search was “heavy-handed, designed to intimidate.”

red-alert-FO-160x600In addition, the prosecutor Mueller tapped to help lead the investigation has also come in for some scrutiny. Sydney Powell, a former federal prosecutor, recently wrote about Weissmann in a piece titled, “Judging by Mueller’s staffing choices he may not be very interested in justice.”

Andrew Weissmann, the prosecutor tapped by Mueller to help lead the investigation, has also received criticism. Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor recently wrote about Weissman in a piece titled, “Judging by Mueller’s staffing choices, he may not be very interested in justice.”

He accused Weissmann — who once directed the Enron task force — of “prosecutorial overreach” and said that members of Trump’s campaign team could be subject to similar judicial abuse.

“What was supposed to have been a search for Russia’s cyberspace intrusions into our electoral politics has morphed into a malevolent mission targeting friends, family and colleagues of the president,” Powell wrote in The Hill. “The Mueller investigation has become an all-out assault to find crimes to pin on them — and it won’t matter if there are no crimes to be found. This team can make some.”

Powell went on to cite a number of cases where Weissmann won convictions that were later overturned.

There has been speculation that former Trump campaign chairman Manafort and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as likely targets.

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GOP chairmen announce probe of OBAMA Justice Department

(National SentinelCorruption: As a special counsel continues to probe thus-far unsubstantiated charges that the Trump campaign “colluded” with the Russian government to “steal the election” from Hillary Clinton, a pair of House chairmen have announced their panels will probe actions the Obama Justice Department may have taken during Election 2016.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, chairman of the Oversight Committee, announced the probe, reports The Associated Press.

Specifically, both chairmen said they have a number of questions, including why then-FBI Director James Comey made the decision to publicly announce the investigation into Clinton’s mishandling of classified information, but did not publicly announce investigations into then-GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump’s campaign associates.

“Our justice system is represented by a blind-folded woman holding a set of scales. Those scales do not tip to the right or the left; they do not recognize wealth, power, or social status,” the chairmen said in a statement.

“The impartiality of our justice system is the bedrock of our republic and our fellow citizens must have confidence in its objectivity, independence, and evenhandedness. The law is the most equalizing force in this country. No entity or individual is exempt from oversight,” they said.

“Decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 have led to a host of outstanding questions that must be answered,” the pair continued.

These include, but are not limited to:

  • FBI’s decision to publicly announce the investigation into Secretary Clinton’s handling of classified information but not to publicly announce the investigation into campaign associates of then-candidate Donald Trump;
  • FBI’s decision to notify Congress by formal letter of the status of the investigation both in October and November of 2016;
  • FBI’s decision to appropriate full decision making in respect to charging or not charging Secretary Clinton to the FBI rather than the DOJ; and
  • FBI’s timeline in respect to charging decisions.

“The Committees will review these decisions and others to better understand the reasoning behind how certain conclusions were drawn. Congress has a constitutional duty to preserve the integrity of our justice system by ensuring transparency and accountability of actions taken,” they noted.

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Gowdy slams Dems who suggest ‘evidence’ of Trump-Russia ‘collusion’ as ‘reckless,’ ‘baseless’

(National SentinelCongress: Newly-minted chairman of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., hit back at Democrats on Capitol Hill who continue to suggest, despite no evidence, that President Donald J. Trump did something nefarious with the Russians.

Organic-Storable-Food-Supply-MR“There are members of both the House and the Senate who [say] ‘I’ve seen evidence that is more than circumstantial, but not direct,'” Gowdy told Fox News‘ Tucker Carlson. “There is no way it can be more than circumstantial but not direct.”

He called them “reckless, baseless allegations.”

Gowdy, who also serves on the House intelligence committee investigating possible connections between Russian officials and members of the Trump campaign, said a member of that committee “said this week that he has seen evidence [but] he can’t tell us what it is [and] it’s not beyond a reasonable doubt.

“There’s no way to defend yourself against those kinds of baseless, reckless accusations,” he added.

He was very likely referring to the Intelligence Committee’s out-of-control ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who told ABC‘s “This Week” that “I think there is evidence” of Trump colluding with Moscow.

“I can’t go into the particulars of our closed investigation,” Schiff said, “but I also think there is evidence of obstruction [of justice]. But in both cases, I would say, whether there is some evidence doesn’t mean there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt.”

The obstruction case Democrats think they have has been debunked time and again by real constitutional experts. And as for the never-ending Russia probe, Democrats need it to continue so they can keep the support of their own unhinged base, whom they have all but promised Trump’s impeachment over these alleged ‘crimes.’

Gowdy also said that the “hyper-focus” so-called ‘collusion,’ which is just a very small portion of the House’s Russia investigation, can be blamed squarely on the far-Left media establishment.

He also said the House is looking at these things: Active Russian interference (a subset of that is the collusion angle); the U.S. response (which would have been the Obama administration’s responsibility); and the leaks and unmasking of Americans caught up in foreign surveillance.

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Gowdy: More entanglements between Clintons and Obama Justice Dept. than known

(National SentinelCorruption: Rep. Trey Gowdy dropped real (mini) bombshell during a day of Washington media-generated “bombshells” laced with their usual Trump hate that should have gotten more attention than it did.

During Fox News “The Story” with Martha MacCallum, the South Carolina Republican and former U.S. prosecutor suggested there was much more to the story involving former FBI Director James Comey’s July 2016 press conference in which he laid out a substantial national security case against then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, while simultaneously announcing he would not recommend she be charged.

The conversation, as reported by The Daily Caller:

…Gowdy cryptically told host Martha McCallum that he believes “history will be much kinder to Jim Comey in that July press conference than the Democrats were.”

“I think he had access to information that, because he is a stand-up guy he’s not gonna disseminate classified information (though God knows everybody else is)…so all your viewers see is this meeting on the tarmac,” he explained.

“Jim Comey had access to additional information that I am convinced left him with no other choice but to make the decision he made in July,” Gowdy said.

McCallum asked if he was implying that Comey was pressured into clearing Clinton of all wrongdoing.

“No…he wanted to safeguard the integrity of the investigation, the integrity of the process, and I probably ought to just leave it right there,” Gowdy replied.

“Trust me when I tell you this, Martha — I know what it was and I have been a critic of James Comey in the past. But he made the only decision he could have made with respect to appropriating that decision away from the Department of Justice and making the decision himself.”

“I only take away from that that you are suggesting that there were more entanglements between the Clintons and perhaps the Justice Department than everyone understands,” McCallum guessed.

“You’re very perceptive,” Gowdy confirmed.

Gowdy’s reputation is impeccable; he’s not a braggart, he’s not a liar, and he has unassailable integrity, so this, coming from him, is substantial. And while we don’t know precisely what it is that he knows regarding Comey’s decision, it was apparent at the time – remember that ‘chance meeting’ between former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch on that Arizona airport tarmac? – that there were at least some entanglements, including the fact that Hillary Clinton was Obama’s secretary of state and he knew she was utilizing a personal server (because he emailed her using an alias).

In fact, Andrew McCarthy, also a former U.S. prosecutor, says that email alias and back door contact with Clinton on her improper server is why Clinton was never prosecuted – because Obama was involved.

How come the discredited corporate media in Washington didn’t call for his impeachment? Or hers?

Of course we know the answer.

Washington, D.C., isn’t really a swamp; it’s a stinking, miserable, incestuous cesspool.

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Gowdy on being potential FBI director: ‘Not me’

(National SentinelExecutive Branch: Rep. Trey Gowdy has pulled himself out of consideration to be the next director of the FBI, despite the fact that millions of Americans have admired his wit and prosecutorial style in deconstructing congressional witnesses and handling investigations.

In a statement, Gowdy said he told Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he “would not be the right person” to replace James Comey, who President Donald J. Trump fired last week, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

“Our justice system is the foundation of our republic, and our fellow citizens must have confidence in its objectivity, independence, and evenhandedness. Having worked in the justice system for 20 years at both the state and federal levels and on both the trial and appellate levels, I know how indispensable it is that we respect our justice system and that it be worthy of our respect,” the former federal prosector said. “Working in the criminal justice system, alongside the women and men of law enforcement, and in pursuit of the facts, the truth and ultimately justice is and always will be the highlight of my professional career. The blind-folded woman holding a set of scales and a sword is the best boss I have ever had.

“Our country and the women and men of the FBI deserve a Director with not only impeccable credentials but also one who can unite the country as we strive for justice and truth. I am confident that person will emerge. I want to thank the scores of law enforcement officers and prosecutors who have contacted me over the past couple of days. Perhaps we can work together again in the future,” he added.

CNN reported on people the Justice Department interviewed over the weekend, and they include:

  • Alice Fisher, a partner at Latham & Watkins in Washington;
  • Adam Lee, FBI special agent-in-charge, Richmond, Virginia;
  • Andrew McCabe, acting FBI director;
  • Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas;
  • Judge Henry Hudson, United States district judge of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia;
  • Judge Michael Garcia, a court of appeals judge in New York state
  • Fran Townsend, former Homeland Security adviser to President George W. Bush
  • Mike Rogers, former congressman and FBI special agent.

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